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Israeli Artist, Syrian Refugee Make Art Not War In San Diego

Israeli Artist, Syrian Refugee Make Art Not War In San Diego

Dec. 21
By Tarryn Mento

A nonprofit Jewish foundation hosted a refugee artist-in-residence program with an Israeli sculptor to help a Syrian refugee heal through art.

Death At The Border: A Quixotic Immigrant Forges A Humanitarian Path

Death At The Border: A Quixotic Immigrant Forges A Humanitarian Path

Dec. 16
By Jean Guerrero

A 62-year-old Chula Vista resident launched a quest to rescue dying migrants and to recover their remains in the desert near the U.S.-Mexico border.

San Diego Restaurants Aim To Keep Intolerance Away With #HateHasNoB...

San Diego Restaurants Aim To Keep Intolerance Away With #HateHasNoBizHere Posters

Dec. 15
By Tarryn Mento

The operators of restaurants in City Heights, Mission Hills and University Heights are encouraging fellow business owners to display a sign that promotes a welcoming environment.

Death At The Border: Danger Stalks Search Group In The Desert

Death At The Border: Danger Stalks Search Group In The Desert

Dec. 15
By Jean Guerrero

San Diego-based volunteers who search for dead or dying migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border face rising dangers of their own.

Port Tries Growing Oysters In San Diego Bay

Port Tries Growing Oysters In San Diego Bay

Dec. 14
By Erik Anderson

The Port of San Diego is working to see if it is possible to grow juvenile oysters for commercial purposes.

Death At The Border: A Brother's Fatal Journey Inspires Altruism

Death At The Border: A Brother's Fatal Journey Inspires Altruism

Dec. 14
By Jean Guerrero

After his brother died in the Arizona desert, a Fallbrook immigrant started a nonprofit to search for dead or dying migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Death At The Border: Threat Of Trump's Wall Intensifies Search For ...

Death At The Border: Threat Of Trump's Wall Intensifies Search For Dying Migrants

Dec. 13
By Jean Guerrero

A group of men risk their lives to search for Marco Antonio Garcia, who went missing at the U.S.-Mexico border.

A New Mother's Dilemma: The Challenges Of Returning To Work

A New Mother's Dilemma: The Challenges Of Returning To Work

Dec. 9
By Kenny Goldberg

When new moms return to work, breast-feeding often goes by the wayside. But California has laws aimed at making it easier for working women who nurse.

A New Mother's Dilemma: For Some, Help With Breast-Feeding Isn't Al...

A New Mother's Dilemma: For Some, Help With Breast-Feeding Isn't Always There

Dec. 8
By Kenny Goldberg

Breast-feeding rates in the U.S. fall short of federal goals, especially among African-American and Latina women. Some experts believe these disparities are due more to socioeconomic factors than race.

Marijuana Legalization Takes Root In San Diego Courts

Marijuana Legalization Takes Root In San Diego Courts

Dec. 8
By Andrew Bowen

It's only been a month since voters legalized marijuana, but dozens of people are already seeing reduced sentences for marijuana crimes. Hundreds and potentially thousands more could see their criminal records changed.

A New Mother's Dilemma: Hospital Staff Play Crucial Role In Breast-...

A New Mother's Dilemma: Hospital Staff Play Crucial Role In Breast-Feeding

Dec. 7
By Kenny Goldberg

The benefits of breast-feeding have been reported to be long-lasting for both babies and their mothers. But for many new moms, breast-feeding is a struggle.

City Council Rejects Two Major Projects In University City

City Council Rejects Two Major Projects In University City

Dec. 6
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council killed a project to build a bridge on Regents Road and a plan to widen Genesee Avenue from four to six lanes.

Salk Researchers Say Plant May Hold Key To Drought Resistance

Salk Researchers Say Plant May Hold Key To Drought Resistance

Dec. 5
By Erik Anderson

Researchers at San Diego’s Salk Institute have identified several molecular keys that could help unlock understanding about how plants handle environmental stress.

Kratom: Healing Herb Or Dangerous Drug?

Kratom: Healing Herb Or Dangerous Drug?

Nov. 29
By Maya Trabulsi

A plant called kratom is banned in San Diego, and the DEA is considering banning it nationwide. Some San Diegans say it has medicinal benefits.

Political Change Is Brewing In El Cajon

Political Change Is Brewing In El Cajon

Nov. 28
By Claire Trageser

The police shooting of an unarmed black man in El Cajon, combined with the coming establishment of council districts, could bring big changes to the once predominantly white city.